PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Sam Adams says he’ll reinstate a police officer fired after fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back in 2010 but the city will keep fighting Ron Frashour’s continued employment.
Adams said late Friday that he would place Frashour on paid leave and pay him nearly two years of back pay as “an interim legal requirement.”
The Oregon Employment Relations Board had ordered Portland to reinstate Frashour to his police job by Sunday. The city has a challenge of the ruling pending before the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese fired Frashour after concluding his use of deadly force against Aaron Campbell was not justified.
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